Editorials 5.4.2018 09:30 am

Petrol bomb attackers must pay for their cruelty

This is blatant terrorism, the murder of people who are just trying to put food on their families’ tables.

Even by the violent standards of protest in this country, there was something extraordinarily cruel about the petrol bomb attack on a bus carrying mine workers in Limpopo on Monday evening.

Petrol bomb attackers must pay for their cruelty
Petrol bomb attackers must pay for their cruelty

Petrol bomb attackers must pay for their cruelty

This is blatant terrorism, the murder of people who are just trying to put food on their families’ tables.

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